Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The end to a Beautiful Season

Good morning everyone!!! I hope this Tuesday finds you healthy and happy! Who can believe that it is October 20th? Where has the time gone? Soccer Season has kept us very busy and I am very sad to say that our record breaking season has ended. The playoff game was one of the hardest games of any sport I have ever witnessed. Our boys played so well!! They controlled the game and played to the best of their ability. However, things happen. Ten minutes into the game, our amazing goalie, was hit in the face with a direct shot off the foot. The poor guy went
down and did not come back into the game.
Who is that with his hands on the ball with the red jersey???
Yes, that is Benny. How many games has he played goalie......0, absolutely none, nada, never. Bless his heart for the courage he had to face the opponent!! He played his heart out. Our guys scored a goal and we were well on our way to the semi finals. Our boys controlled the whole game. They gave it everything they had!!
We were down to the final two minutes of the game and wouldn't you know Corvalis scored. Benny was devastated. We went into over-time and Corvalis scored on him again. I can't tell you the pain in my heart for my son. What a difficult defeat!!! The next day I talked to him and he said you know, "I just didn't imagine my last game in front of the net. I imagined falling to the turf in complete exhaustion after the game from running as hard and as fast as I could the entire game. It wasn't the way I wanted to end my season." My heart still aches for my son. Now it is time to focus on all the records they broke this year. It was a beautiful season!!!

Fun with Basic Grey

Today is my day to post a Technique Tuesday Tutorial at AC Bailey and this is what I came up with:

Basic Grey Thank You Shaped Card

Materials from AC Bailey:

Basic Grey Indian Summer Paper Pack
Basic Grey Take Note Journaling Cards with transparencies
Basic Grey Indian Summer Woolies
Bazzill Paper Pack – Indian Summer
Flora Doodles Paper Florettes – For the Guy
Kaiser Craft Bling
Maya Road Chipboard Letters – Noah
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Worn Lipstick
Stickles – Fruit Punch

From my stash:

I started with Basic Grey Take Note Journaling Cards with transparencies for the shape of the card. I folded a piece of 6 x 12 cardstock in half and placed the fold to the left.

I traced the journaling card onto the cardstock.

I cut around the card leaving the fold intact.

Then I cut the brown edge off of the journaling card, so that, when I glue the journaling card to my cardstock base, I will have a nice red edge around my card.
I traced the inside of the brown border on a piece of white cardstock to use as the inside of my card.

I glued the Journaling Card and Transparency to the front of the card and I added some Flora Doodles, Woolies, and ribbon embellishments.

I inked The Maya Road Chipboard Alphas with Worn Lipstick

and then added Fruit Punch Stickles to create the glittered alphas.

I cut out the white card insert and glued to the inside of the card and added a Flora Doodle.

(Note: the Flora Doodles gem is green in color, so I carefully removed the green gem and

added a clear gem for color matching purposes.)

I had a blast with these beautiful goodies from AC Bailey!!!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!!



Susan Beth said...

So sorry about the way the season ended, but what character building Ben got with needing to step into an uncomfortable position and give it his all! Tell him I've got a lot of respect for what he did!

Jocelyn said...

Man that stinks about the goalie and the end to the season...but they must be proud of how far they came!!! NOW...Miss Talented....I adore this card and thank you for the great tutorial...I must try this!!!!! AWESOME PRODUCTS!!! I want them all...now how do I get them!!!! :-)

Carla said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about the end of season, but at least the rest of the season was great for them and their efforts were not in vain! And kudos to Benny for sticking in there and playing his little heart out!!
The Thank You card is absolutely gorgeous! I think my friends and I are going to have 1 day of card making in November when we crop at our condo, I may just have to lift this one!! And thanks for directions to the card gift pack, it will come in handy that day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

sorry to hear about the loss....he must be devastated....bummer....loveeeeeeeeeeeee that card though....wow-zers!!!!! gorgeous! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

IRW Dana said...

Love the card Kristii, you always do such a wonderful job. The tutorial was great too.